Nuclear Medicine Imaging: An Encyclopedic Dictionary
Thie, Joseph A.
2012, VIII, 157p. 24 illus., 7 illus. in color.
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Covers numerous technical terms in nuclear medicine imaging that are neglected in other dictionaries
Provides self-contained, extended definitions followed by easy-to-understand explanations
Includes helpful concrete examples whenever necessary
The rapidly growing and somewhat complex area of nuclear medicine imaging receives only limited attention in broad-based medical dictionaries. This encyclopedic dictionary is intended to fill the gap. More than 400 entries of between one and three paragraphs are included, defining and carefully explaining terms in an appropriate degree of detail. The dictionary encompasses concepts used in planar, SPECT, and PET imaging protocols and covers both scanner operations and popular data analysis approaches. In spite of the mathematical complexities in the acquisition and analysis of images, the explanations given are kept simple and easy to understand; in addition, many helpful concrete examples are provided.
Nuclear Medicine Imaging: An Encyclopedic Dictionary will be ideal for those who wish to obtain a rapid grasp of a concept beyond a definition of a few words but do not want to resort to a time-consuming search of the reference literature. The almost tutorial-like style accommodates the needs of students, nuclear medicine technologists, and varieties of other medical professionals who interface with specialists within nuclear medicine.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Imaging - Nuclear Medicine - PET - Planar Imaging - SPECT